As a kid, I read whatever book that became unfortunate enough to come into my hands. I devoured them voraciously and cast the carcass aside without any respect at all. I read books on any subject under the sun and also more than a few about places hidden from the sun .
Once I read a book on Etiquette. “When in a restaurant never forget to leave something on the plate for the waiter"., the book told me. That instruction consequently took permanent residence in my head.
As I became old enough to visit restaurants on my own, I made it a duty to obey the book's advice. Always leave...

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Cerebrations and Commentaries

Beware the ides of .... erm ... next month

It's probably gone by now, but I warn you another will soon be here.

In the complicated world of the Roman calender, there were 45 public festivals .Nowadays we only get less than 10 measly holidays a year. I think we should invite the Romans back to rule the world. Apart from these...

Naked women - A true confession

I have a confession to make : naked women used to be my undoing.

I had been afflicted by this disease ever since I was a child, and for four decades later I still suffered. Indeed the purchase of my first car was influenced by the picture of a naked woman standing beside it. My wife...

13 ways to get more business and become famous

INTRODUCTION :
Nothing really sexy about this anymore really . However,I have successfully used the techniques described below in my book (BRAIN SURGERY ON THE HIGHWAY + OTHER MANIC...

Looking for Banksy

Is there a Banksy near where you live ? . I am creating a Banksy web map . Please email me the location and if possible a picture . Email ; timi@websesame.com
My best so far :

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How to marry the right wife

By marrying a used wife, you can save a lot of money. A new wife depreciates quickly in the first few years and after 3 years, it is worth only about 60-70% of the original value. In fact, as soon as you leave the honeymoon suite, your new bride is suddenly worth a lot less. It's true in general...

To blog or to publish

A blogger elicits the image of someone with something to desperately get off their mind -coherently or otherwise .Blogging is really good therapy. It has proved a lot better than the release that is often felt by most writers at getting a story off their chest or head and onto paper. It provides...

Free book download for your mobile phone , smart phone or epub reader

This is a motivational mini-book which I wrote some years back and I think it is so good that the whole world should read it as it offers an answer to some of the greatest problems facing a large part of the world today. It loads on your Java enabled phone or use another version for your Nook,...

Love, human resilience , a mean city, bad politics and funky music

I am just putting finishing touches to my new novel "A Conference in Ennui" - a story of love, human resilience , a mean city, bad politics and funky music.

The story spans from the early 70s to early 90s and the primary background is Lagos - a place of drastic social contrasts;. It is...

Road Rage

Late in 2008, a lovely lady named Dr. Emma Dawson from the University of Keele sent me a message. She was intending to do an anthology of short stories from Nigeria as part of a “World Englishes”project. she probably got my name out of a Ouija board , I thought and thus was quite eager to have a...

They should have learned when to say adiós

Very few relationships are meant to be permanent: such as that between your parents, your siblings, your children, and ceteris paribus a spouse. The first three primarily because none of you had much of a choice in selection; the last tenable if love subsists, it resulted in children, or if you...

They should have learned when to say adiós

Very few relationships are meant to be permanent: such as that between your parents, your siblings, your children, and ceteris paribus a spouse. The first three primarily because none of you had much of a choice in selection; the last tenable if love subsists, it resulted in children, or if you...

None of your business ?

How much of the problems all around interests you ? People living in danger to their lives , people starving , people needing help but having nobody to turn to , people living in oppressive environments and situations ? None of your business ? You never know when it will be your business then...

A Fools' Opera

It is not quite certain what should occupy the human mind more: is it to seek knowledge about the purpose of life or to seek more wisdom to be able to happily use that knowledge? The discovery of new knowledge is fraught with disappointment because as life will teach the wise, knowledge is...

Àdììtú and the foibles of tradition.

A few weeks ago I was invited by an associate to his writers' group of which he was president. It was a sparse gathering, only twelve persons, and along the meeting was discussed the need to get more members. Mid way into the meeting though a member stood and declared that non-members should...

Introducing Carole

Carole Jelen McClendon is my new literary agent for technical books. Carole is V.P. Literary Agent at Waterside Productions/San Francisco Bay Area www.waterside.com. She has had success in over two decades of creating top publications, moving cutting edge...

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